Sunday, May 15, 2022

Review: El Cocinero Restaurant

The core of Mexican cuisine is savored through the technicalities of cooking meat, but a place in the San Fernando Valley proves it can be pleasantly replaced by plants. El Cocinero Restaurant proclaims itself as being the first of its kind in the Valley–vegan Mexican food.

Review: Beleaf Cafe

The Beleaf Burger outside the restaurant at Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Photo By Bala Subramaniyan. Fast food chains across the globe provide limited vegan options for people to try. Places like Carls Jr. and Burger King only offer one vegan...

Review: Al Italiano

The rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes at Al Italiano in West Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Photo by Fabiola Carrizosa. Sometimes, the food you see in shows and movies looks so good that it makes you hungry to try the food on the screen....

Review: Burekas Plus

(Left to right) A sabich plate, fries, schnitzel, and a potato burkea from the Tarzana-based food truck Burekas Plus on Thursday, March 3, 2022. Photo by Raquel G. Frohlich. Drive by slightly too fast, and you just might miss this modest white food truck with block lettering and...

Review: China Star

Take-out order from China Star on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Photo by Vincent Denoga. Having trouble deciding between Chinese, Japanese, or English style fish and chips? Stop by China Star in Reseda for a full menu of the cheap and good eats you’ve been wishing for.

Review: Vin Loi Tofu

The Udon Stir Fried Meat Combo at Vin Loi Tofu in Reseda, Calif., on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Photo by Sebastian Gontes. As the years go by, vegan cuisine continues to become popular and more accessible in society. Trying vegan food can be a gamble....

Review: FitOn App

If you feel like going to a gym is an unsafe risk during the pandemic or if you are too self-conscious to begin a health journey in front of other people, there are many workout-from-home apps. FitOn, a social media/health hybrid app, may offer enough incentive for you to start.   When...

Review: Warhammer Store and Café

In the United States, the tabletop game of Warhammer-- borne from “across the pond” in the United Kingdom-- has managed to root its way into the hearts of hobbyists since 1983. Since that time, the hobby has evolved from small, local finecast miniatures to an international sensation, with titular products such as Warhammer: 40,000, Age of Sigmar,...

Review: Hacienda Mariana Restaurant

Hacienda Mariana has a lot on the menu, with the Birria de Res being the most  popular item, and at $11.99 it’s easy to see why.  Upon entry, it would be difficult for one not to notice how clean the inside of the  restaurant is. It’s near the intersection...

Review: Nat’s West Café

Nat’s West Café on Topanga is definitely a spot you should go to for a meal anytime of the day.  Their staff is so sweet and patient and the whole ambiance of the little cafe is very mid western for sure with all the beautiful...